CAPE TOWN – Ajax Cape Town suffered a major scare ahead of Saturday night’s clash against Kaizer Chiefs at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban when influential young midfielder Grant Margeman had to be carried off the field during a training session in Parow on Thursday morning.
The 19-year-old was the victim of crunching tackle, was immediately attended to by the club’s medical staff, and sat out the rest of the training session. Afterwards, at the press conference, head coach Stanley Menzo admitted he was concerned.
He wasn’t, as yet, sure as to the extent of the injury and would wait for medical advice before making his final selection as to the composition of the travelling party to Durban.
“Grant was injured at training, and I don’t know if he will make it,” said Menzo. “If he doesn’t, I will have to make some choices.”
Menzo, though, said was happy with the performance of 19-year-old right-back Sirgio Kammies and was looking for more of the same from the emerging youngster. Kammies made his debut in a 0-0 draw with Wits last week, and then turned in an accomplished, mature performance in the next game as well, a 1-0 win over Chippa United.
As for Chiefs on Saturday, Menzo was ready for a tough challenge.
“Chiefs may be a bit inconsistent at the moment,” said the Ajax coach. “But they are a top team in the league. They have good players and we will have to be at our best.”